Archive for tag: Europe

Archive pour tag : Europe

Orthodox Patriarch wants Euro-body with Catholics, Protestants

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, a spiritual leader who represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity, has called for the creation of a churches’ umbrella body in Europe to include Roman Catholics alongside Anglicans, Orthodox and Protestants.
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Posted: July 19, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=592
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant
Transmis : 19 juillet 2009 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=592
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant


Le patriarche œcuménique souhaite une organisation rassemblant catholiques, protestants et orthodoxes

Le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomée Ier, “premier parmi ses pairs” dans la hiérarchie de l’Eglise orthodoxe, a appelé de ses vœux la création d’une organisation rassemblant anglicans, orthodoxes, protestants et catholiques romains.
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Posted: July 20, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=593
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant
Transmis : 20 juillet 2009 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=593
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant


Baptisms mutually recognized in European and American churches

In an ecumenical harvest, a spate of European and North American church bodies are entering agreements recognizing each other’s baptisms. On the day after Easter, a day on which many Christian traditions receive catechumens through the rite of baptism, the Swiss churches (Roman Catholic, Reformed, Methodist, Old Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran) will sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of baptism. The signing ceremony, the culmination of an intense ecumenical interchange sponsored by the Council of Christian Churches in Switzerland, will take place in Riva San Vitale, Ticino, site of the oldest Christian building in Switzerland. Among the many divisive historical issues about baptism have been the essential elements of the rite and its sacramental character, the baptismal formula, the validity of infant baptisms, and the question of rebaptism.
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Posted: April 17, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7569
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Anglican, baptism, Europe, Orthodox, Protestant
Transmis : 17 avril 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7569
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Anglican, baptism, Europe, Orthodox, Protestant


Anders Wejryd reflects on Christian unity at Community of Sant’Egidio conference

Archbishop emeritus Anders Wejryd at the Conference of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Tirana. Photo: Community of Sant'EgidioThe role of Christian unity in today’s world was explored at length by the Rev. Dr Anders Wejryd, Archbishop emeritus of the Church of Sweden and president for Europe of the World Council of Churches (WCC), in his speech at the international conference in Tirana, Albania sponsored by the Community of Sant’Egidio. The conference addressed the theme “Peace is Always Possible”.

The conference, held from 6 to 8 September, was organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio together with the Catholic and Orthodox churches in Albania. The event gathered participants from diverse religious traditions from around the world.

The Community of Sant’Egidio is a worldwide movement of lay people that promotes prayer, solidarity, ecumenism, dialogue, as well the cause of peace and poverty elimination.

In his address at the conference, Wejryd stressed that, if “Christian unity is to be a positive power in a divided world, it must be a unity that is constantly examined in prayer and meditation, related to Word and Sacraments, personally but not only individually. The Spirit always needs others to reach us! The Church is not outdated!”
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Posted: September 7, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8665
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Community of Sant'Egidio, Europe, peace
Transmis : 7 septembre 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8665
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, Community of Sant'Egidio, Europe, peace


Panel discussion fields ideas on European identity

Panel discussion fields ideas on European identityWhat has contributed to the idea of a “European identity?” And, within a broad-minded vision of secularism, how can churches and other religious communities contribute? In this context, what is the role of Switzerland?

A panel of religious leaders, policymakers and journalists met on 20 April at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva to discuss these questions and others. Thoughts were also fielded from the audience. The event was organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Focolare Movement, an international organization that promotes the ideas of unity and universal brotherhood.

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, spoke about how the WCC’s pilgrimage of justice and peace links the work of churches with the roots of their faith. “We see the pilgrimage as an openness, a willingness to move,” he said.

Tveit recently returned from an ecumenical advocacy event in Washington, DC, where he met with Christians from a wide constituency of US churches to define racism in our time.

“Racism is tearing the United States apart,” he said, citing a conversation he had with Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and author of “America’s Original Sin,” a book about racism. Tveit then raised the question: “If you ask the same question of Europe — what is Europe’s original sin?”
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Posted: April 26, 2016 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9122
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Europe, Focolare Movement, WCC
Transmis : 26 avril 2016 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9122
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Europe, Focolare Movement, WCC